Albert Argenbright

  • Birth 20 Nov 1861 Morgan County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 9 Sep 1945 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 75065996

History of Bates County, Missouri (1918)
page 626

Albert Argenbright son of Preston and Rebecca Harrison Argenbright, a prosperous farmer and stockman of Summit Township, is one of the successful citizens of Bates Co, a member of sterling pioneer family of this section of Missouri . Mr. Argenbright was born in Morgan County, Missouri, in 1861, a son of Preston and Rebecca Harrison Argenbright, the former a native of Virginia and the latter of Tennessee. Mrs. Argenbright was reared and educated in Missouri. Preston came with his family to Bates County in 1865 and they settled on a farm near Altona in Grand River Township twenty miles northeast of Butler. Their trading point was Austin in Cass County. Mr. Argenbright purchased a tract of 80 acres of land when he first came, and to this he constantly added until at his death in 1904 he was the owner of 400 acres of valuable land in Bates County. To Preston and Rebecca Harrison Argenbright were born eight children: Albert, the subject of this review, who was born Nov. 20, 1861; John A. Argenbright of Little Rock, Arkansas; James E. of Adrian Mo; C. H. of Butler, MO; Anna Steele, deceased; Lena May, the wife of J. E. Hook, Rockville, MO; Daisy, the wife of Joe Gardner, Little Rock, Arkansas; and Mrs. Bertha Hardin, deceased.

Mr. and Mrs. Argenbright moved from the farm to Butler in 1899 and in this city Mr. Argenbright died April 19, 1904. Mrs. Argenbright did not long survive her husband. She departed this life February l, 1908. The father and mother were laid to rest in the cemetery in Butler.

Albert Argenbright received an excellent common school education in the public schools of Grand River Township, attending at Mingo school house. He remained at home with his parents until he was 25 years of age and then began farming in Grand River Township, where he was a resident for 18 years. Mr. Argenbright purchased and improved a 95 acre farm in that township, made it one of the best stock farms in the county, and then sold it. He purchased his present country home in 1905 and since he acquired the ownership of this place, he has been tirelessly at work improving it until he now has one of the finest rural homes in this part of the state, the well-planned arrangement of the buildings, the nicely-kept, high-grade stock, the general neat appearance of the surroundings silently bespeaking the industry, thrift, and care of the owner.

February 9, 1885, the marriage of Albert Argenbright and Katie Gloyd, daughter of Daniel and Katie Gloyd, of Cass County, was solemnized. Mr. and Mrs. Gloyd entered land from the government in the days prior to the Civil War. They are both now deceased and their remains are interred in the old Dayton Cemetery in Cass Co. To Albert and Katie Argenbright have been born seven children: Cleo, the wife of W. A. Eichhorn, of Pilot Grove, Cooper Co, Mo; Grover C., who enlisted in the service of the United States in August 1917 and is at present with Co 128 at Fort Sill, OK; O. R. a successful farmer of Summit Township; Lyle; Walter; Celester; and Glenn; all at home with their parents.

Mr. and Mrs. Argenbright have been married 33 years and in that time they have changed their place of residence but twice, which is unusual in this age of restlessness and discontent. The Argenbright farm in Summit Township embraces 200 acres of land, conveniently located, well watered and drained, and splendidly improved. Mr. Argenbright has himself placed all the buildings, including a beautiful residence, a ten- room structure, modern throughout, a barn 56 X 54 feet in dimensions, used for stock and grain and a silo attached 16 X 32 in dimensions, and covered with sheet iron, in addition to numerous other buildings needed in the handling of stock. The place is well stocked with 70 head of cattle, of which Mr. Argenbright is at present milking six Jersey cows, sixty head of Poland China hogs, 18 head of high grade horses, and 100 turkeys. The Argenbright place is situated on the Summit Road on the way from Butler to Clinton and was formerly owned by Mr. Smith The highest point on the farm is in the center and there are more than 400 rods of tile used on the place. Mr. Argenbright pumps the water to the stock yards by means of a gasoline engine.



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  • Created by: Clifford Mullis
  • Added: 17 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75065996
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Argenbright (20 Nov 1861–9 Sep 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75065996, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Clifford Mullis (contributor 47415464) .